• Purchasing Managers
  • Business, Management and Administration
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 115,040
    $73,760 range bar $181,570
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Fast Growing
  • Purchasing managers plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of buyers, purchasing officers, and related workers who are involved in purchasing materials, products, and services.

What do they typically do

  • Prepare and process requisitions and purchase orders for supplies and equipment
  • Represent companies in negotiating contracts and forming policies with suppliers
  • Analyze market and delivery systems to assess present and future material availability
  • Locate vendors of materials, equipment, or supplies, and interview them to determine whether products are available and terms of sales
  • Maintain records of goods ordered and received
  • Interview and hire staff, and oversee staff training
  • Develop and put in place purchasing and contract management instructions, policies, and procedures
  • Direct and coordinate activities of personnel involved in buying, selling, and distributing materials, equipment, machinery, and supplies

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +0.8%
Job Opening 217

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Category Purchasing Manager, Commodity Manager, Materials Manager, Merchandise Assistant Manager, Procurement Director, Procurement Manager, Purchasing Director, Purchasing Supervisor, Strategic Sourcing Director
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